The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 603 585 575
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 29 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.049% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.063% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 8
Average daily rate £363 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £257 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.33
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 - £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.77 - £32.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.33
Compatibility Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41817 39938 38639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.64% 79.00% 77.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27937 25262 24470
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1172 1126
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 17 £475 +52.00%
South East -4 8 £356 -10.93% 2
West Midlands -6 2 £280 -2.60% 1
South West +6 1 £313 -
North East - 1 - -
Compatibility Testing
UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (43.90%) QA
2 15 (36.59%) Finance
3 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) BDD
4 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
4 12 (29.27%) Selenium
5 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
5 11 (26.83%) ISEB
6 10 (24.39%) Java
6 10 (24.39%) Web Services
6 10 (24.39%) Windows
6 10 (24.39%) Linux
6 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Integration Testing
6 10 (24.39%) TDD
6 10 (24.39%) WebDriver
6 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
7 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
7 9 (21.95%) Confluence
7 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Groovy
8 8 (19.51%) User Stories
8 8 (19.51%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Spring
8 8 (19.51%) Ajax
8 8 (19.51%) JIRA
8 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) Confluence
2 7 (17.07%) IIS
3 5 (12.20%) OpenStack
4 4 (9.76%) WordPress
5 2 (4.88%) CMS
6 1 (2.44%) Drupal
6 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (12.20%) LDAP
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
2 10 (24.39%) WebDriver
3 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 8 (19.51%) JIRA
4 8 (19.51%) JMeter
5 7 (17.07%) Ant
5 7 (17.07%) Gradle
5 7 (17.07%) Hudson
5 7 (17.07%) jMock
5 7 (17.07%) JUnit
5 7 (17.07%) Maven
5 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.44%) Appium
7 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.44%) Gatling
7 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Electronics
2 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
2 3 (7.32%) Games
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) QA Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Developer in Test
4 5 (12.20%) Java Analyst Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Java Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.32%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) Ajax
2 8 (19.51%) Spring
3 7 (17.07%) Hibernate
3 7 (17.07%) Java EE
3 7 (17.07%) JMS
3 7 (17.07%) REST
3 7 (17.07%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (7.32%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) LAMP
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.44%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Animation
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Unix
2 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.88%) CentOS
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) BDD
2 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
4 10 (24.39%) Integration Testing
4 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
4 10 (24.39%) TDD
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Migration
6 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
6 8 (19.51%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
6 8 (19.51%) User Stories
7 7 (17.07%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.20%) Dependency Management
9 5 (12.20%) Open Source
9 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) Groovy
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) ISEB
1 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) RHCA
3 5 (12.20%) RHCE
4 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SDET
2 1 (2.44%) WAI
2 1 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) NFS
1 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Nagios
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
2 6 (14.63%) Atlassian
2 6 (14.63%) HP
2 6 (14.63%) Rally
3 5 (12.20%) ArcSight
3 5 (12.20%) NetApp
3 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle